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Welcome to Caracal Tours & Safaris Tanzania Ltd, founded by Ben and Marion. Nestled at the foot of Kilimanjaro in Moshi, we specialize in crafting personalized safaris across Tanzania. From the iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater to the majestic Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), we offer unparalleled experiences. However, our passion lies in exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, immersing ourselves in local life. Beyond safaris, we arrange awe-inspiring mountain tours, captivating treks in stunning locales like the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and relaxing beach getaways. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We strive to minimize plastic usage and prioritize partnerships with Tanzanian businesses. Your safari or tour is entirely customizable, tailored to your preferences and budget. We provide guidance, but ultimately, the choice is yours. Let us transform your dreams into unforgettable adventures!

Tanzania with Caracal, an experience you will never forget!

example trips in tanzania

SAFARI NORTHERN TANZANIA

Serengeti
Ngorongoro
7 days

Landcruiser with pop-up roof

Cozy lodges

From $ 1999 p.p.

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ZANZIBAR

White beaches
Small hotel
Flight
Spices and mystique
Diving and snorkeling

From $ 499 p.p.

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KILIMANJARO

To the summit
Most beautiful route
7 days
Guides and porters
Tents

From $ 1699 p.p.

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National parks & other sights

Caracal - the Movie

about us

Caracal Tours & Safaris Tanzania is led by Bernard Fatael Sumari, a native of Tanzania, and Marion Sumari-de Boer, hailing from the Netherlands. Bernard, born in Arusha, boasts extensive experience as a safari guide and porter on Kilimanjaro, offering profound insights into Tanzanian nature and culture. Meanwhile, Marion has immersed herself in Tanzanian life for over a decade, accumulating vast experience in travel across Tanzania and East Africa. Together, Ben and Marion form an impeccable team, ready to provide expert advice for your Tanzanian adventure, yet ultimately leaving the decisions in your hands. Let’s work together to turn your dream trip into reality!

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Katharina B
Katharina B
2024-04-01
Caracal planned our dream holiday: trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, a 10-day-Safari, one week on Zanzibar. We fully recommend! We booked a five week trip with Caracal incl. trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, a 10-day-safari and one week on Zanzibar. The whole holiday exceeded all expectations, creating the holiday we dreamed about. During the planning process all our requests were met and every single question was answered quickly and every problem during the trip was handled very professionally. We hiked Kili via the Machame route which was a great recommendation and an experience we will never forget. Our guides, James and Rama, were very experienced and deserve a big thank you for pushing us to the peak! The whole team was working together perfectly, so we didn't have to worry about anything but the challenge of the hike. Everything was taken care of and we always had the best space for our tent and meals according to our needs. We wouldn't have made it to the peak without our mountain-family. The route for the safari was planned perfectly starting at Arusha NP and Lake Manyara through Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater, and ending in Tarangire NP. The selected lodges were charming and very well picked. We were fortunate enough to have Ben as our safari guide. He is a real expert and passionate guide who has a lot to tell about wildlife and Tanzania in general. Thanks to his expertise we saw a lot of different animals in various scenarios, including the big 5. Every day held a new, surprising moment for us and we felt very well cared for. For our last week on Zanzibar they picked a beautiful lodge in Jambiani where we had a very relaxing week. It was raining the first days there. This made them really worried about how we felt, so they really cared about every single thing. We could not recommend Caracal Tours & Safaris enough for a perfectly tailored adventure!
Maaike H
Maaike H
2024-03-16
3-in-1 holiday to Tanzania We went to Tanzania on our honeymoon and what a fantastic choice it was. Ben and Marion listened carefully to our wishes and created a beautiful route. First of all, we climbed Kilimanjaro together with Ben, what an experience that was! It was also very nice to get to know Ben before he became 'our guide' of the safari. After the climb we went on safari where Ben showed us a lot of beautiful nature and animals. We encountered the Big Five plus the cheetah. Thanks to Ben's experience and explanation, the safari became a great success. Finally we recovered in Zanzibar. This was also fantastically arranged. Caracal Tours and Safaris knew exactly what would make our holiday a success and delivered. Thank you for our 3-in-1 holiday, we enjoyed it. We found the communication in advance very pleasant and the trip was even more fun than we had expected. We can definitely recommend you! Olaf & Maaike
Daniel W
Daniel W
2024-02-04
Amazing Mount Meru Trekking We had an amazing trekking to Mount Meru! Everything was well organised by Marion and Ben, even in a short time (as we booked only 3 days in advance). With his experience and humor, the mountain guide James made sure that we always felt safe and happy. He is very attentive and noticed it as soon as someone was feeling unwell. The whole crew took great care of us, from the morning coffee brought to bed to the delicious food, always with a smile and a lot of humor. A big thank you to the whole team!
Kik v
Kik v
2024-01-17
Unforgettable holiday We had an unforgettable holiday in Tanzania. The trip was well organised, beautiful areas, lots of game, well-maintained lodges and delicious meals, also in the parks. We had a good and friendly guide, who saw even the smallest animals and took us to many beautiful places. Thank you Ben. The Serengetti was special, the vastness, beautiful landscape, lots of animals, sometimes very close, so we were able to take many beautiful photos. It was amazing. Kik and An
justinechar
justinechar
2023-11-11
Unforgettable Safari in Tanzania Our five-day safari with Caracal Tours & Safaris exceeded all expectations, creating an unforgettable and perfectly tailored adventure through Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. We were fortunate enough to have Ben (owner) as our safari guide for he is a true wildlife expert and passionate guide who will thoughtfully answer any questions you might have about wildlife or Tanzania in general. The depth of his knowledge and care he provides made for a memorable experience. Thanks to his expertise we saw ALL of the big 5!! Ben knew exactly how to position the vehicle for great photos and tracked animals effectively to assure we'd see as many as possible in the most unique situations. We saw leopards perched in trees, lions devouring carcasses, cheetahs hunting, buffalo posturing at lions, and even a black rhino from a distance! The accommodations arranged by Caracal were beautiful, comfortable, and had a nice mix of local and international foods. We could not recommend Caracal Tours & Safaris enough if you wish for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Tanzania's stunning landscapes.
Tim J
Tim J
2023-10-29
Very nice trip While looking for a beautiful safari trip in Tanzania, we came across Caracal and after seeing the positive reviews, we decided to book directly. We communicated our wishes to Marion and she quickly came up with a program that suited us perfectly. Contact from Tanzania was very good and fast. When we arrived in Kilimanjaro, Ben, our guide for these 14 days, was already waiting for us. All accommodations were super nice, good beds, clean, beautiful locations, very good food and very friendly staff. Our guide and driver Ben met all expectations, because everything in the previous reviews was completely correct. Ben is a cheerful and humorous man who likes to joke around, has really good eyes and sees everything, has a lot of knowledge about the animals so that you also get the necessary information during a game drive, and is also a very good driver, and you you are very safe in the car with him. The country of Tanzania is very beautiful, with beautiful people and you feel welcome everywhere. We saw many animals during the multiple game drives, lions, elephants, various birds, leopards, cheetahs and much more other wildlife. For us this was an unforgettable trip that exceeded our expectations. Thank you Marion and Ben for this Fantastic Trip. Tim and Jolanda Jansen Doesburg (NL)
Ilse D
Ilse D
2023-10-17
A trip you will never forget! We, André and Ilse, returned home last week from a wonderful 19-day trip with Caracal Tours & Safaris. We drove with Ben through the various game parks, Enduimet, Serengeti, Lake Natron, Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. We were usually on the road all day and saw a lot of beautiful animals. Ben saw most of them first. He even saw the smallest bird sitting in a tree. The lodges and tented camps where we spent the night were fantastic. Beautiful accommodations, delicious food and all the staff were equally friendly and helpful. Both during the day and during the evening safaris we also saw a number of animals that you are less likely to encounter, such as serval, genet, porcupine, striped hyena and even a caracal. Seeing the caracal was a wish of ours and it came true. We enjoyed the trip and recommend this organization to everyone.
Elvike
Elvike
2023-10-04
Safari in Northern Tanzania, culture/ nature and Zanzibar We had a most wonderfull experience, viewing wildlife in different parcs with our top guide Julius! Ask for him! We stayed in beautifull ( tented) lodges and finished our trip in Jamiani Zanzibar! Everything was top organised!
ErikHansM
ErikHansM
2023-08-28
A perfect experience Marion Sumari-de Boer and colleagues from Caracal Tours & Safaris planned an excellent trip for our family of 5, with the youngsters' age ranging from 16-20. It was a good balanced between travel, overnight stay and day trips. In most places we wished we could have stayed longer, but each time there was a new adventure around the corner. We stayed in both lodges and tent camps, which provided a good mix of luxury and adventure. We always felt safe and the drivers hired by Caracal Tours were capable professionals. We spent most time in the pleasant company of our guide and driver Richard, a very experienced, knowledgeable guide with a calm but decisive driving style, who is well-respected by his colleagues. In the planning phase, Caracal Tours really listened to our wishes and they also responded well to our questions during the trip. All in all, it was a perfect experience.
bart849
bart849
2023-08-19
Gamedrives Tanzania Wij hebben 2 weken met Ben van Caracal diverse gamedrives gemaakt. Om op de diverse parken te bereiken, hebben we lange ritten gemaakt door het binnenland van Tanzania. Ben is een kundige en ervaren guide, waardoor hij zijn truck altijd op de juiste en vaak zelfs unieke plek positioneert. Ook beschikt hij over egale-eyes, waarmee hij zelfs tijdens het rijden over moeilijk begaanbare wegen dieren spot die wij niet zien. Ben heeft humor en is een bijzonder prettig persoon. Wij hebben Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti (midden en noord), Ngorongoro Krater en Tarangire NP bezocht. Naast de big five (6 luipaarden!) hebben we ook 3 keer de oversteek van de gnoes gezien. Ben geeft geen garanties, alleen voor nijlpaarden. Hierdoor werden onze verwachtingen bijgesteld, maar als je de dieren dan ziet….kippenvel. Tussen de parken door maakten we lange ritten. Ben vertelde veel over het leven in Tanzania. Hierdoor pikten we ook een stukje cultuur mee, erg interessant. De gekozen lodges waren perfect, de een nog mooier dan de andere. Heerlijk om s’avonds na een intensieve dag bij te komen op een prachtige locatie. Vooral door Ben hebben wij geweldige ervaringen mogen opdoen. Onze reis was indrukwekkend, overweldigend en uniek. Asante sana!!!